Domaine Leflaive

Burgundy, France

Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Burgundy
    • Location: 1 parcel in Chassagne-Montrachet
    • Cultivation: 100% biodynamic
    • Size: 0.082 hectare (0.2 acre)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1960
    • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Vintage Report

    • Ripeness monitored parcel-by-parcel for optimal harvest date
      Hand-harvested with grape sorting

  • Vinification

    • Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, “débourbage,” or “settling of the juice,” over 24 hours; then racking and running the must into cask
      Alcoholic fermentation in oak casks, 100% new (origin Allier)
      Matured 12 months in new oak, followed by 6 months in 1-year-old oak, then prepared for bottling
      Homeopathic fining and very light filtering, if necessary

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Reviews

  • Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013 – 94 – 96 points – Vinous

    “Strong nutty oak on the spicy nose. The fattest and sweetest of these 2013s…But the long, broad, expanding finish conveys an impression of great solidity, with the wines deeply pitched fruit-and-spice aftertaste enrobed by its wood.”

  • Montrachet Grand Cru – 2013 – 97 – 99 points – eRobertParker.com

    “…astonishing…scents of citrus lemon, lemon curd, white peach and shaved almond all beautifully delineated…the texture surprisingly rounded but not viscous. With enormous persistence, this is quite a remarkable Montrachet to be.”

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